MooVoter Continues for May 17, 2022 Election; Online Facebook Forum for Community Discussions about Election Issues

(Tillamook County, Oregon) MooVoter  moves into its third election cycle of bringing the candidates and measures that will be on the upcoming ballot to the people of Tillamook County for them to explore and discuss with one another. The public Facebook group is non-partisan and does not endorse any candidate or measure. It shows each of the races in Tillamook County, which candidates are running against which, summaries and impact of the measures, and it gives members the chance to ask questions directly to candidates or representatives of the measures.

This election it features the five measures that will be on the May ballot. Champions and opposition to the candidates and measures are already in healthy discussions on the forum threads.

Running for office within Tillamook County this election are:

Shawn Blanchard is running unopposed for County Treasurer.

Aubry Olson is running unopposed  for District Attorney.

Graydon Hallock is running against current County Commissioner Mary Faith Bell, who is running for re-election to County Commissioner Seat 3.


Measures on the ballot for this election are:

Measure 29-161 “Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance”

QUESTION: Should Tillamook County officials be prevented from enforcing most state, federal, and local firearm regulations?


Measure 29-162 “5 Year Levy for Bay City Fire Protection”

QUESTION: Shall Bay City impose a 5 year fire protection levy for $1.80 per $1,000.00 assessed value beginning 2023-2024?


Measure 29-163 “5 Year Veteran’s Services Operating Tax”

QUESTION: Shall Tillamook County levy a five-year tax of  $.07 per $1000.00 assessed value for County Veteran’s Office beginning 07-01-2022?


Measure 29-164 “5 Year Library Operating Levy”

QUESTION: Shall Tillamook County continue countywide library operations by levying $.65 per $1,000.00 of assessed value for five years, beginning 2022?


Measure 29-165 “TBCC Construction Bond”

QUESTION: Shall Tillamook Bay Community College issue a $14,400,000 (14 million, four-hundred thousand dollar) principal amount of general obligation bonds to construct a Healthcare Education Building?


MooVoter’s mission is to give information about what is on the ballots, and hopefully, give members an opportunity to get to know the candidates and issues better. MooVoter gathers as much information as possible on candidates and measures. Most statements are pulled from Facebook or web pages published by candidates, news outlets, etc. All candidates are sent a notice that they have been included and a request to contribute a statement, unless they cannot be located. MooVoter is an opportunity to go beyond polarizing issues or party affiliation and learn about local candidates and issues first hand.

An added feature of MooVoter is that members can easily help the campaigns that they support by hitting the “share” button under the graphic on any thread and sharing it on their Facebook pages or in groups.

The rules are simple: You may respond to threads with questions, endorsement, or opposition. Please be respectful in your language. No party politics. No trolls.  #BeKind

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